Opinion

ConCourt ruling on UFS missed the point
ConCourt ruling on UFS missed the point
The Constitutional Court judgment of December  29 on the language policy for the University of the Free State (UFS) is seminal and its...
Editorial: News media prove their worth
Editorial: News media prove their worth
Last year, when the Mail & Guardian was reporting on what appeared to be a declaration of war on the Trillian whistle-blower by her former...
Editorial: Saint Cyril, earn your halo
Editorial: Saint Cyril, earn your halo
On the subject of letters, we’re tempted to write an open letter to the people of South Africa, knowing full well that too many open letters...
First day of the laaitie’s next year
First day of the laaitie’s next year
Wednesday. It’s barely 7am. I’m already bathed in sweat. I’m in flip-flops and shorts. I’m shirtless. I might as well be wearing overalls,...
Letters to the editor: January 19 to 25
Letters to the editor: January 19 to 25
The article “Zuma’s failures...
Zuma’s exit won’t be swift or dignified
Zuma’s exit won’t be swift or dignified
The process to remove President Jacob Zuma will be neither simple nor quick, nor should it be. South Africans have become so accustomed to the...
H&M debacle: My enemy’s enemy is a fighter
H&M debacle: My enemy’s enemy is a fighter
A black woman, probably a shopper, traipsing around the aisles with a handbag slung over her shoulder. A throng of white people, feeling trapped...
An H&M mannequin speaks
An H&M mannequin speaks
It was horrendous, as you can imagine. A wave of red overalls — a veritable sea — came rushing down the aisles frothing, fuming,...
Climate change demands that we must adapt
Climate change demands that we must adapt
After many years of speculation about climate change, it is a reality and something we cannot ignore any longer. It is wreaking havoc, as evidenced...
Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round
Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round
The large majority of South Africans, including members of the ANC, will be glad to see the back of Jacob Zuma as president....
Why Zuma’s free higher education plan will cripple SA’s finances
Why Zuma’s free higher education plan will cripple SA’s finances
The country’s fee-free higher education initiative, controversially introduced by President Jacob Zuma in the dying weeks of 2017, will plunge...
An inquiry into state capture is good but criminal trials must not be impeded
An inquiry into state capture is good but criminal trials must not be impeded
Justice Raymond Zondo has earned a reputation as a most diligent, careful, experienced and thoughtful jurist. It was not surprising when he was...
Why it might be time to eradicate sex segregation in sports
Why it might be time to eradicate sex segregation in sports
In many areas, gender equality has been improving gradually. But this is not the case in sport, where women continue to be banned for being...
Spike in Listeria infections in South Africa: why it matters
Spike in Listeria infections in South Africa: why it matters
Listeria is an organism that contaminates food and can result in pregnant women going into premature labour or even losing their babies. The...

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